Monthly Archives: November 2012

Dear Dior….

I usually bring you article’s with bargains and money saving product reviews, but on the odd occasion I like to bring you news on items which are Luxurious,  Beautiful and Opulent.

Today I’m sharing some of my favourite’s from the ‘Dear Dior’  Fine Jewellery Collection with you. Each piece is individual and breathtaking!

Just a word of warning – I will not be held responsible for the generation of any depression caused by not having these pieces in your life; au contraire  I shan’t be responsible for the bankruptcy or divorced cause as a result of buying them all for yourself 🙂

‘Dentelle Chantilly Multicolore’ Ring and Earrings

'Dentelle Chantilly Multicolore' Ring and Earrings

‘Dentelle Chantilly Multicolore’ Ring and Earrings

Ring in 18K yellow and while gold diamonds, yellow diamonds, Paraiba tourmalines, emeralds, pink spinels, red spinels, fire opals, amethysts, sapphires, yellow sapphires, hauynes, pink sapphires, demantoid garnets and spessartine garnet.

Earrings in 18K yellow and pink gold, 23K platinum, diamonds, yellow diamonds, Paraiba tourmalines, pink spinels, fire opals, emeralds, yellow beryls, spessartine garnets, amethysts, demantoid garnets, red spinels, sapphires and pink sapphires.

;Résille Bouquet d’Opales’ Ring and Earrings

‘Resille Bouquet d’Opales’

Ring and Earrings in 18K Yellow and Pink Gold, 23K Platinum, diamonds, black opals, amethysts, turquosies, demantoid garnets, emerald and sapphires.

‘Broderie Grenade Irisée’ Ring

‘Broderie Grenade Irisée’ Ring

Ring in 18K white, yellow and pink gold, diamonds, yellow diamonds, two-tone opal, crysoberyls, yellow sapphires, tsavorite garnets, fire opals, spessartine garnets, tanzanites, Paraiba tourmalines and peridots.

‘Dentelle Saphir Iris’ Ring and Earrings

'Dentelle Saphir Iris' Ring and Earrings

‘Dentelle Saphir Iris’ Ring and Earrings

Ring in 18K white gold, diamonds, sapphires, rubies, apatites, Paraiba tourmalines, purple sapphires and amethysts.

Earrings in 18K white gold, diamonds, apatities, sapphires, Paraiba tourmalines, rubies and amethysts.

‘Dentelle Opale d’Orient’ bracelet

‘Dentelle Opale d’Orient’ bracelet

Bracelet in 18K yellow gold, 23K platinum, diamonds, black opal, pink spinels, spessartine garnets, tsavorite garnets, tanzanites and rubies.

‘Tulles Pointillés Colorés’ Ring

'Tulles Pointillés Colorés' Ring

‘Tulles Pointillés Colorés’ Ring

Ring in 18K yellow gold, diamonds, pink sapphires, purple sapphires, spessartine garnets, red spinels, sapphires, hauynes, yellow sapphires, emeralds, Paraiba tourmalines and demantoid garnets.

Dentelle Médaillon Soleil’ Ring and Earrings

'Dentelle Médaillon Soleil' Ring and Earrings

‘Dentelle Médaillon Soleil’ Ring and Earrings

Ring in 18K yellow gold, yellow diamonds, green diamonds, brown diamonds and white opal.

Earrings in 18K yellow gold, diamonds, yellow diamonds, green diamonds, brown diamonds and sphenes.

To view the full ‘Dear Dior’ Collection, go to www.dior.com

Put the sparkle into any Woman’s eye with these great Stocking Fillers!

Sometimes our men get it so right…. but let’s face it, most of the time they get it wrong. So here are a few stocking fillers which are sure to put the sparkle back into your woman’s eye this Christmas. To buy any of the following products, simply click on the pictures to be whisked directly over to the product on the House of Fraser website, it really couldn’t be any easier.

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil Set.
Only £40.00

This features an incredible lineup of eight full-size pencils in a rainbow of intoxicating shades. With eight amazing shades, you can create whatever look you`re in the mood for-from nakedly neutral to boldly bright to smoldering and sultry. In fact, the color range is so insane that they just had to dub this set Ocho Loco-which is Spanish for crazy eight. With their amazing staying power and unmatched colour payout, Urban Decay`s 24/7 Eye Pencils are one of the things they`re known for. Creamy and waterproof, this highly saturated formula glides on and stays put no matter what you put it through. This totally giftable set comes in a clear outer box to showcase the insane color range inside-just slap a bow on it and you`re done!

Application hint: Some people think that pencils are just for lining your eyes, but you can create beautiful highly pigmented smokey looks with these pencils. Roughly pencil in the area you want the colour in, stopping a little short of where you want the product to reach too. Then using a firm eye-shadow brush, blend the pencil out in circular motions to create an even show stopping look.

Estee Lauder Art Of Gloss Gift Set
Was £36 Now £32.40

Be a Modern Artist. Master the art of gloss with these 6 fun shades, Praline Paradise, Cherry Fever, Plum Divine, Frivolous Pink, Sugar Rush and Wild Sugarcane. This gift collection includes a modern, colour-block case with Pure Colour Gloss – the perfect stocking filler.

This collection is right on trend and perfect for the Christmas season. No matter what colour you are strutting your stuff in this holiday season, you will surely find a colour in this set to match and finish off your look. This set is perfect for day or night with a mix of natural and dramatic colours.

M·A·C Guilty Passions
Only £25.50!

With so many Christmas parties coming up, create a show stopping look with any of these beautiful Warm Crushed Metallic  Pigments. This is great value to get 4 very versatile colours from MAC. This set will help you create a range of different looks from Simplistic Sophistication to Mysteriously Smokey. The Guilty Passions Crushed Metallic Pigment kits feature four stackable jars of Pigment in rich molten metallic colour. Includes tempting shades in Ever Elegant, Silk Stocking, Dreamy Little Thing and Darling Coquette.

Application hint: Loose pigments can get messy so make sure to use plenty of eye primer and using a medium Eye-Shadow brush, firmly press the pigment onto your eyelid to make sure it stay’s put.

Benefit She`s So Jetset!
Was £29.50 Now £26.55

I have shared this product with you before, but now it is on special offer, helping you fill those stockings while saving some pennies. Upgrade your look in an instant.  This posh and polished makeup kit brings out the jetsetter in you. Follow the in flight makeup manual for an effortless glamorous look on eyes, lips and cheeks. Lift off to lovely! Kit includes: 4 shade eye shadow palette, the Porefessional, They`re real, first-class face powder with brush, lip gloss in life on the A list and double ended sponge applicator.

Dior Diorshow New Look Set.
Only £23!

I am so excited to feature this amazing set by Dior. The brand itself always portrays the highest level of luxury in their products and most of their palettes and sets start around £50. So grab yourself this great bargain for only £23! Inspired by catwalks and backstage make-up tips, the prodigious New Look Mascara with volume enhancer action thickens, separates and extends the lashes for an infinitely multiple lash effect. The set also contains a mini 5-Colour Couture Eyeshadow palette to reveal and enhance the intensity of your eyes.

Bobbi Brown Spring Picks.
£60.00

If your woman has been extra good to you this year – Show her how much you appreciate her by splashing  the cash on this fantastic kit by Bobbi Brown.  Inspired by Bobbi`s love of Rose Gold, this limited edition set is the epitome of pretty. Luminosity and definition come together for an eye look that`s equally classic and fresh.

This set features the much-loved cream shadow and gel liner formulas; a super lengthening mascara; and the skincare you need to pamper the delicate eye area. It includes: Caviar Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner 3g, Rose Gold Long-Wear Cream Shadow 3.5g, Black Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara 6ml, Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover 30ml, EXTRA Repair Eye Cream 7ml, Mini Dual Ended Ultra Fine Eyeliner/Cream Shadow Brush.

 Now you have no reason not to impress her this year! Pop down to your nearest House of Fraser or go online to www.houseoffraser.co.uk to pick up any of these perfect pressies!

Enjoy!

Much Love  Nuala C.

Dress of the Month ~ November

My current dress of the month is a bit of a different one – it isn’t so much the dress itself that I love, but the overall look!

Marilyn before adjustments

You see, I kinda butchered this one! It came with a completely different sash that I got sick of looking at, so I wanted to try something different with it.

Marilyn stripped of her original sash

I pulled a much more embellished belt from another dress (which can be purchased separately) and also grabbed some matching organza fabric and created a cover up to completely change the original neckline. I absolutely love the look I created, and it serves as the perfect demonstration of how a dress can be transformed with accessories. I always tell girls not to panic if they don’t find a dress that they love everything about , that if you can find one that ticks almost all of the boxes then it’s worth considering making the tweaks yourself (with the use of a seamstress if necessary) to achieve the look you want.

Marilyn after her transformation

This dress is called Marilyn and I find it to be a really flattering gown on lots of body types. It is a traditional full-skirted ballgown, but since the skirt isn’t gathered at the waist and remains fairly flat and skimming through the hip, it doesn’t add extra bulk around a tummy, it can even disguise a larger hip and thigh area. Since the waist is the emphasis it can make pear shaped girls look much slimmer and really exaggerates an hourglass. I also love the slightly curved neckline and sculpted bodice as it can accommodate and even minimise quite a full bust. But most of all I love the silhouette created from the full skirt made up of metres and metres of organza and how it falls. It seems very opulent and luxurious even though it is completely un-embellished.

It definitely is reminiscent of the classic 1950’s Dior New Look, that really never dates or looks costumey, so it is ideal both for girls with a vintage themed wedding and modern girls looking for something girlie and super flattering.

For more information about this dress or to try it for yourself, please contact Catherine at Cathedral Gowns (Tel: 028 4461 2532)

♥ Autumn / Winter Make-up Tutorial – How to wear a Dark Berry Lip ♥

As promised, I am bringing you a tutorial for the 2nd of 3 looks which I created for the A/W 2012 Fashion Beauty Lifestyle Show in The Waterfront Hall in Belfast. This look was worn by some of the gorgeous models, strutting their stuff during the three Catwalk Shows.

This is a really simplistic, yet eye-catching look. Too often I see people trying to wear this Dark Berry Lip Colour with heavy eye make-up and it is so easy to get wrong. So I have put together this tutorial so you can learn how to create it for yourself in a matter of minutes.

You will look great rocking this look Day or Night!

As always, I love to hear your comments or if you have any questions about the products used, please leave a comment below.

Enjoy!

Much Love  Nuala C